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Read Women’s Health Tasmania’s blogs for up-to-date information on current health issues.

A Collection of Body Taboos

by Helen Leary, 30th Sep, 2021

A lot of us haven't been taught much about our bodies. Many of us don’t know our vagina from our vulva (the vagina is the inner canal inside your body. The vulva is the outer part of the genitals: the clitoris and the labia). So, if you feel like it’s hard to talk about things to do with your body, you aren’t alone. Here are some of the things women find hard to talk about.

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Have a good look at your poo

by Margie Law, 5th Aug, 2021

If you are fortunate to live a long life, you will probably experience incontinence at some point. It's not likely to be a happy experience, but there are things you can do to minimise what many see as the ultimate indignity.

Period Undies for the People!

Meet Ari and Ella. They are two of nearly 150 Undies Warriors in the Hobart City Council area.

Ari and Ella give us the low down of why they wanted to participate in The Undies Project and what they love about reusable period undies.

Image of packs of undies ready to send. The label on the package says "Thank you. You're saving the world one pair of undies at a time.

A bloody, often painful secret

“If you swim in the ocean with your period, you will attract sharks.”

“Girls can hold in their period if they choose to, like pee.”

“Your period is the tears of an empty womb.”

“There are balloons floating inside you full of blood.”

“Periods are blue in colour!”

“Never talk about your period at work, especially in front of male colleagues!”

Women talking

This is what Tasmanian women told us about homelessness

by Lucy Shannon, 23rd Feb, 2021

Did you know?

Homelessness, and indeed being at the pointy end of the housing crisis in Tassie, has huge impacts on women’s mental health. 

Woman sitting in the back of a car with bags and boxes.